Dust Bath - Show and Tell

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CalgaryFarmer, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. CalgaryFarmer

    CalgaryFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is mine. I found some dirt under a deck and used 1/4 inch hardwire to strain out the bigger pieces. The dirt was dry making it ideal. The dirt bath is under a covered area so ideally it will stay dry.


    The box is made out of 1x6 cedar. I think the box is 20 inches by 24 inches or so.
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop

    Super formal, lol - it's an area of the horse pasture where the vegetation is gone and we've worked the dirt up for them.
  3. mamascarlett

    mamascarlett Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 29, 2015
    Interested to get more info on dust baths. Is it crucial that they have this? After reading a few posts I was thinking of a small plastic tub, with half sand half food grade DE.
  4. CalgaryFarmer

    CalgaryFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not sure how it works. They love it. I think the mites stick to the dirt and fall off with the dirt. Someone else will have a better explanation.

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